Welcome - here is a project that I started as it was something simple to work on, and I figured I might be able to see bits of progress on it. I wasn't sure how long it would take me to finish this piece, but once I got started, I figured out that I should take me too long to see it finished.
I haven't figured out the next project that will be my focus piece, but at least I know that I have got this project finished, which always makes me feel good. I have things that I would like to stitch that shouldn't take too long, so those might be the projects that get the attention so that I can get more of them done.
This week I decided to move the frame a bit and see if I could at least make some progress on things, and I was able to get over 700 stitches completed and that made me happy. Yes, most of them were black stitches, but at least I got another section moved forward. I hope that I can continue to see bits of progress on this piece as I have missed it, but I also know that I have other projects that I would also like to see moved forward.
I hope that now that I have pulled this project out, I can continue to make progress on it, even if it is just bits of progress instead of the major progress that I felt that I needed to do before. I am just over 16% completed on this piece, so there is still a long way to go on it, but at least through this weekend I was able to get some stitching in and that is what is important. I have moved this project forward a bit, and I am happy with that.
English Paper piecing - now here is something that I have finally got back to working on over the last couple of weeks. Over this week, I decided to try and make some progress on two different sets of motifs. The small motifs are for some projects that I am thinking about doing and haven't decided now to do them yet. The large motifs are for the throws that I am making using the fabric from shirts that belonged to my dad.
I am happy with the progress that I was able to make on both of these sets of motifs this week. By the time that I had finished the weekend, I had completed over 50 of the small motifs and just over 40 of the large motifs. Now what I need to do is start to join the motifs together so that I can start making the fabric for the two projects.
The small motifs I haven't really figured out the size of fabric that I want yet, so I am just going to see what happens when I get all of these motifs made.
Other projects - I haven't worked on any other projects this week, as I wanted to see how much I could get done on these.
I hope everyone is finding that bit of time each day to do something that you love to do. It doesn't matter what it is, but taking that bit of time for yourself if very important. We all need to ensure that we take that mental break to ensure that we are taking care of ourselves so that we are prepared to help those that we love and around us.
Next week I hope to have some good progress on projects to show you. It might not be as many as this week, but moving things forward would make me very happy.